MULVIHILL, Sister Mary AnnePosted: May 6th, 2019
January 21, 1945 – Calgary, Alberta
April 24, 2019 – Princeton, British Columbia
Sister Mary Anne Mulvihill, a Sister of Charity of St. Louis for 53 years, died suddenly near Princeton, BC on April 24, 2019.
Mary Anne was born and raised in Calgary, and she was the second child of six siblings. She entered religious life in 1963 and made her first commitment in 1966. Mary Anne ministered in Burnaby, BC and Lethbridge, AB as a teacher for a total of eleven years and in Medicine Hat, AB as Director of Religious Education for twenty-one years. In her years in Calgary, she worked in Native Ministry at the Latour Center and spent many years in internal ministry with her sisters. Her community members valued her selfless giving as local community coordinator, provincial councillor, provincial leader and, for the past seven years, as provincial treasurer.
Mary Anne’s giftedness as an educator was recognized and appreciated by colleagues and students. She had a special place in her heart for the less fortunate and those on the margins of society. She will be remembered and loved for her presence and availability to all whom she encountered. She was a great organizer of events whether for family, community or friends. Nothing was too daunting for Mary Anne and whatever tasks she undertook, she gave it her very best.
Sister Mary Anne will be lovingly remembered by her community members; sister, Pat Sewell (Phil); brothers Ray (Claire), Jim (Grace), Tom, John (Wanda); several nieces and nephews and their families. She is predeceased by her parents, Martin and Mary (Burger) Mulvihill.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Graveside Service at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Sister Mary Anne requested that if friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to Elizabeth House (c/o Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120-17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2T2, Telephone: (403) 218-5500, www.elizabethhousecalgary.ca), a shared ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis and the Diocese of Calgary. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisAndHolloway.com
In living memory of Sister Mary-Anne Mulvihill, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
I am so sorry to hear of sister Mary Anne’s passing. She was one fantastic teacher and religious person. Shw will be missed by many people in the community.